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The great escape : health, wealth, and the origins of inequality

by Deaton, Angus (Author)

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"The world is a better place than it used to be. People are wealthier and healthier, and live longer lives. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many have left gaping inequalities between people and between nations. In The Great Escape, Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic develop... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : what this book is about
  • The wellbeing of the world
  • Life and death. From prehistory to 1945 ; Escaping death in the tropics ; Health in the modern world
  • Money. Material wellbeing in the United States ; Globalization and the greatest escape
  • Help. How to help those left behind
  • Postscript : what comes next?